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News Outlet Provides Q&A On Zika Vaccine Research

Associated Press: Shots for other viruses offer clues in race for Zika vaccine “Scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine, and while they’re starting from scratch against a poorly understood disease, copying shots for similar viruses offers a head start. A variety of potential candidates are being pursued: Simple…

U.S. Lawmakers Should Prioritize Zika Response, Funding

The Hill: Clock is ticking on Zika funding Katy Caldwell, CEO of Legacy Community Health “…While public health officials and providers have a sense of urgency [around the Zika virus], the federal government is dragging its feet. The head of the House Appropriations Committee recently rejected the Obama administration’s $1.8…

Reuters Examines Relationship Between Brazil’s Infrastructure Inequality, Zika

Reuters: Infrastructure inequality is catalyst for Brazil’s Zika epidemic “…Brazil made significant gains against inequality over the past decade, hauling some 40 million people out of poverty. But the Zika outbreak, detected for the first time in the Americas last year, and the worst recession in decades have exposed the…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss U.S. Role In Zika Response

Chicago Sun-Times: Editorial: Fight Zika as hard as we fought Ebola Editorial Board “…[H]aving learned from [Ebola’s] unsettling experience, Congress should address Zika with the same urgency it showed for Ebola. … The U.S. leads the world in medical solutions, cures and disease eradications. Medical professionals, say top experts, need…

U.S. Engagement In Zika Response, Global Health Issues Critical To Strategic Diplomacy

The Hill: Imperative for U.S. leadership in global response to Zika Anand Parekh, senior adviser at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Ashish Jha, K.T. Li professor of international health and director of the Harvard Global Health Institute “…We believe that the U.S. has an opportunity, working with the World Health…

WHO Officials, Experts Prioritize R&D For Zika Diagnostics, Vaccines, Innovative Vector-Control Strategies; Brazil Records Additional Microcephaly Cases, Tightens Reporting Guidelines

News outlets report on the outcomes of a meeting of WHO officials and infectious disease experts, who prioritized the development of tests and vaccines for Zika and related viruses, as well as innovative vector-control methods. Deutsche Welle: WHO warns of spraying limitations for dengue fever, Zika virus “The World Health…

CDC Director Says Agency Working With Puerto Rico To Protect Pregnant Women From Zika

Reuters: CDC director calls Zika in Puerto Rico a ‘challenge and crisis’ “During a tour of Zika preparations in Puerto Rico, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, called Zika a ‘tremendous challenge and crisis’ and said protecting pregnant women from the virus is…

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